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an action elicited by a stimulus

the way in which a machine or other thing performs or functions

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an idea evoked by some experience

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(mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body

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a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude

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extreme conservatism in political or social matters

doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like

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As you would expect, the game has already come under fire from some quarters but it was always going to attract naysayers and knee-jerk reactionists.
I personally believe people in this part of the planet have become what we can call mere reactionists.
To the great chagrin of reactionists, it has drawn from under the feet of industry the national ground on which it stood, All old-established national industries have been destroyed or are daily being destroyed.
In a private letter to Vilas, the main drafter of the NDP's platform, Cleveland elaborated that "inasmuch as one element in the stock in trade of the reactionists is hatred and opposition to the Administration, I might aid them by entering the lists and thus giving force to the argument upon which this opposition is based" (Nevins 1933, 457).
His presentation of the mythopoetic men's movement and various men's rights groups seems accurate, as is the depiction of the reactionists digging in to defend the mystique.